Thank you for your service, I appreciate it very much. Welcome to the Forum!
I understand how you feel about being a bit hesitant. We just bought our first MH about a year ago. Got in the shower the first time and didn't know how to turn it on. Also took a cold shower because I didn't know I had to turn the water heater on. Go ahead and laugh, we did.
We are learning. I go over everything I can, read everything I can, and read threads here. I ask questions and someone will always answer, so if you have questions please ask.
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A suggestion though in case you haven't done this. Buy a water pressure regulator and in line water filter. Can get both at Walmart for about $25. Why you ask? OK, CG's (camp grounds) tend to have high water pressure and it can blow out your plumbing. Their water can sometimes be dirty too. You could go to 30 CGs and never have a problem and then all of a sudden you have a problem. Just don't want problems with your rig.
We found with our rig that when we turn off the valve at the propane tank it takes a while to make it back to the stove. Scared when we tried to light it and it wouldn't happen. It just takes time, don't panic if you turn yours off.
Hope you have a good time with your rig. Boys will love this and probably want to join you for some time yet. Enjoy, Lynne
Retired January 4th, 2018 Lynne & Jerry RVM 105
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